The American Volkssport Association (AVA: America’s Walking Club) is coming to Piqua on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The free event, consisting of three 5K walking routes (you don’t have to walk them all), will start at Winans Chocolates + Coffee at 310 Spring Street. This event will be held rain or shine. The route directions and maps will be available at Winans that morning. The Piqua walk event and other AVA events are non-competitive, self-paced walks through a community along sanctioned routes.
All persons are invited to start walking anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and to be finished by 3:00 pm. This walking event is sponsored by the Ohio Wander Freunde (OWF) – a walking club from Fairborn, Ohio. The OWF, the oldest AVA club in Ohio, is a sanctioned club that is a member of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The AVA – America’s Walking Club organization and their clubs sponsor more than 3,000 events annually in all 50 states.
AVA walkers from throughout the area/state will be here in Piqua on June 24, 2017 to walk and see our city but the walk event is open to the public. While AVA walkers will walk for “credit” (events walked, distance walked, and other programs) the event is free and open to the public but all walkers will need to register.
Come out and meet new people, walk along any or all of the three 5K routes, and improve your physical and mental health.
Please contact Dawn Gruber at 937-409-6975 for any additional information, even day of the event.
For more information about the AVA, visit www.ava.org.
For more information about the Ohio Wander Freunde, visit https://www.facebook.com/OhioWanderFreunde/